Increase Filtration with a DIY Filtered Box Fan

View full size DIY filtered box fan image and instructions here UPDATED 10/01/20 Air cleaners (also called air purifiers) can be...

Joe Medosch | October 1, 2020

Strategies for a Healthy Home Office or School Space

With COVID-19 still having an impact across the US and Canada, it is likely that working and schooling at home will continue for...

Dana Sundblad | September 2, 2020

COVID-19: Dos and Don’ts for a Healthy Home

Your home is the foundation for good physical and emotional health.  Now that many people are finding themselves, and their...

Dana Sundblad | May 11, 2020

Hear from Bill Hayward: Make Healthy Home Choices – Boston Globe

Read what Hayward Score Founder and CEO Bill Hayward had to say in the Boston Globe in this excerpt from:   Some building...

Dana Sundblad | February 11, 2020

9 Easy Things to Help Take Control of Your Indoor Air Quality

Whether you own or rent, are in a home for a short time or it is your “forever” home there are simple, inexpensive things you...

Hayward Score Staff | January 27, 2020

Radon Awareness Month: Radon Testing

Radon is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, after...

Hayward Score Staff | January 22, 2020

“Clean” Shouldn’t Smell!

It might surprise you to learn that the only thing you should smell when something is clean is NOTHING.  A home that is both...

Dana Sundblad | January 14, 2020

Environmental Pollutants and Breast Cancer: How to Limit Exposure

Once disputed as a contributor to breast cancer, environmental pollutants are now known to play a significant role. According to...

Hayward Score Staff | October 20, 2019

What Chemicals are in Your Dust?

People tend to think that household dust is merely an unsightly nuisance… However, what we call “dust” is really a...

Hayward Score Staff | September 16, 2019

Houses are filled with chemical additives. Here’s how to find...

From the Washington Post (8/1/2019) By Roy Furchgott It is nearly impossible to avoid chemical additives in your home — they...

Hayward Score Staff | August 2, 2019

Heal Your Home (and Yourself)

Hayward Score’s Bill and Adriana Hayward are featured in the July/August issue of HauteLiving SF!  Read about how their...

Dana Sundblad | July 25, 2019

The Health Impact of Scented Candles

For many people, home decor wouldn’t be complete without scented candles. But these ubiquitous home items have a darker...

Hayward Score Staff | July 22, 2019

Finding a Healthy Rental: 10 Things To Look For!

Moving is stressful enough without having to worry whether conditions in your newly rented home might impact your health. While...

Hayward Score Staff | July 10, 2019

Ask an Expert: Asbestos

Ask an Expert is an occasional feature where we pose a question submitted by a reader to our Healthy Home Director Carl Grimes...

Hayward Score Staff | May 15, 2019

Stachybotrys Isn’t Always Black!

The most common misunderstanding – and fear – about mold is around a specific mold often incorrectly referred to as...

Hayward Score Staff | April 22, 2019

Lead Dust Testing Outside?

Dust Settling on Outside Patio or Furniture? I was sitting on my porch in San Francisco watching kids play on the wooden deck and...

Alex Stadtner | April 15, 2019

Make How you Cook as Healthy as What you Cook

For many people, cooking “healthfully” means choosing hormone-free dairy products, organic vegetables, and beef raised...

Dana Sundblad | April 4, 2017

Is Your House Making You Sick?

The symptoms most commonly reported by those affected by a “sick house” are many and varied, depending on the sensitivity of...

Dana Sundblad | March 30, 2017

Avoiding Endocrine Disruptors in your Home

Many people are aware of the benefits of keeping what they eat and drink free of chemicals, including pesticides, mercury, and...

Dana Sundblad | February 2, 2017

Keep Healthy Home Fires Burning

For many people, a bright, crackling, wood fire is as much a part of the fall and winter season as hot apple cider and a cozy...

Dana Sundblad | January 15, 2017
Indoor Air can be more poluted

did you know

Indoor air can be 5x more polluted than outside affecting allergies, asthma, concentration, sleep quality and more.